Building design is not (only) about bits and bytes, but flesh and bones – we need to take a step back and remember that humans are at the centre of everything we design. Buildings of the future are about designs that unlock human potential. High tech is only high value if that same technology enhances human experience.
At construction company Laing O’Rourke, baby Capybaras can be found running around on the big screens in their staff breakout area. It doesn’t take rocket science to see why.
The construction company understands that cute, furry animals and buildings of the future have everything in common – as found in a Hiroshima University study. Both can set off endorphins, help combat stress and profoundly elevate moods. This clever use of technology to unlock human emotion is having impressive bottom line benefits.